Deep amongst the lush forests of Southern Oregon, between Medford and Grants Pass, a mystery awaits. The Native Americans would not enter the circular phenomenon they pegged "the forbidden ground", a place to be shunned. As the gold rush poured into the area, the Old Grey Eagle Mining Company ignored the warnings, and built an assay office among the spherical field of force that encircles approximately one acre.
In 1920, John Lister, a Scottish born geologist, mining engineer, and physicist, began developing the area, opening it to the public in 1930. Stop in and see for yourself, the unique happenings and bizarre settings at the House of Mystery. Once an assay office turned storage shed, the house still sits in the virtual eye of the Vortex itself. Watch as a bottle appears to roll uphill, people seem to become shorter or taller, depending on whether they are standing North or South. Actually feel the force push against you as you enter the house, attempting to walk straight is a mute point. A spirited guide walks you through as you interact and react to the bizarre happenings in this house of scientific wonder.
Open daily March through October.
March, April, May, September and October 9 am - 4 pm; June, July and August 9 am - 5 pm.
Ages 12 - 61: $12.75
Ages 6 - 11: $9.00
Ages 62 and above: $10.75
Age 5 and under: free
4303 Sardine Creek left fork
Gold Hill, OR 97525